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102nd House District race goes to pot

Friday, Sep 11, 2020

* A reader took this photo in Shelbyville…

Um, OK.

* I reached out to Rep. Halbrook’s Democratic opponent Mitchell Esslinger (who has raised only a couple of thousand bucks) to ask if he put up the billboard (which has no required “paid for by” legal disclaimer on it) and why. The response from his campaign manager…

The Esslinger campaign did not pay for this sign, it is from a constituent who I believe is upset that Rep. Halbrook missed the epi pen vote last year because in his own words he was “in the bathroom”.

Rep. Halbrook was recorded as an “NV” on the rollcall.

* From Facebook last year…

- Posted by Rich Miller        

14 Comments »
  1. - twowaystreet - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 12:51 pm:

    Can the question of the day be what would your lawmaker have to do to make you buy a billboard ad?


  2. - Fav Human - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 12:58 pm:

    The IL integrity fund spent way more than the minimum two years ago without filing and no action was taken against them.

    So why should the billboard guy file?


  3. - Universal DH - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 12:59 pm:

    pushing the yellow button


  4. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 12:59 pm:

    Rude and crude are antiquated terms…apparently.


  5. - MakePoliticsCoolAgain - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 1:00 pm:

    This is next level trolling I aspire to have one day.


  6. - Wilma's - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 1:01 pm:

    Too bad this wasn’t the same day Skillicorn was at the Harvard Milk Days Parade and Halbrook was voting Skilli’s switch.


  7. - @misterjayem - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 1:08 pm:

    tbh, I find it somewhat refreshing that this negative ad at least has a basis in fact.

    – MrJM


  8. - Leigh John-Ella - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 1:13 pm:

    My faith in humanity is restored.


  9. - TheInvisibleMan - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 1:14 pm:

    Friendly reminder that the treasurer for the Halbrook campaign, is the same treasurer as the friends of Mark Batinick campaign.

    And that person is the current plainfield township supervisor.

    politics is such a small world.


  10. - Leigh John-Ella - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 1:24 pm:

    Ironic since he voted against pot.


  11. - Ducky LaMoore - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 2:23 pm:

    Factually accurate, gross but not over the line, on point and entertaining. I like it.


  12. - Powdered Whig - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 2:25 pm:

    Regardless of your political persuasion, this is one of the funniest political billboards I have ever seen.


  13. - All this - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 4:02 pm:

    https://gfycat.com/yellowishuglyamericantoad


  14. - DCA - Friday, Sep 11, 20 @ 4:03 pm:

    Is that the actual photo taken in the stall during the vote?


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